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  • The Challenger Disaster

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    The Challenger Disaster By: Kathy Neuner & Jeremy Rider Executive Summary Many factors must be examined to find the underlying reason for the horrible disaster of the space shuttle Challenger. We will cover both the technical causes to the disaster and the communication breakdown with NASA. We will also look at the outside pressure that NASA was receiving from the media, congress and the military. Recommendations for NASA and anyone in the communication field will be given. These recommendations

  • The Challenger Disaster : Engineering Ethics : The Challenger Disaster

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    Jake Hall Professor Ripley Engineering Ethics 29 May 2017 The Challenger Disaster Unfortunately, there is always risk when it comes to space flight. This makes it difficult to determine what constitutes an “Acceptable” risk. A space agency has many worries such as their reputation with the public and the world, the success of their missions, and most importantly the lives of their staff and astronauts. Engineers are usually technically gifted but lacking in organization. This spawns a need for non-technical

  • Challenger Disaster Essay

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    changes in the wake of the Challenger disaster started well before the lives of the astronauts were lost. The lack of centralization of management and the fact that different aspects of the organization had locations ranging from D.C. to Florida allowed for no one to really accept and own up to the fact that they were at fault. No one group or person took responsibility, so it was cast upon the entire NASA organization and no one took it upon themselves to make sure that a disaster of this caliber would

  • The Challenger Disaster And Its Impact On Space Travel

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    The Challenger Disaster was one of the biggest events of the 1980’s. It symbolized that space travel is a challenging endeavor which bears it’s own set of risks, especially when the entirety of the shuttle program was plagued with issues up until the Challenger incident. Initially, America put a ton of resources into the space program in order to achieve the goal of winning the Space Race. Once that goal was achieved, America’s space program was scaled down to a fraction of the previous budget (space

  • Challenger Disaster Research Paper

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    investigation of the Challenger disaster. It was a cold morning when Challenger was supposed to fly into space. Several NASA officials urged that the launch be postponed for warmer weather conditions. Since the NASA Launch Decision Team had okayed several space shuttles launches at and below that present temperature and had gotten away with it, the order was ignored (Howell). Seventy-three seconds later NASA realized that their luck had finally run out. President Ronald Regan tasked the Disaster Authority Commission

  • Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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    Shuttle Challenger Disaster In March, 1970, President Richard Milhous Nixon “opted for the shuttle-tended space base as a long-range goal but deferred going ahead with the space station pending development of the shuttle vehicle” (NASA,1986). Thus the Space Shuttle, which was considered as merely the transport element of a broad earlier, was reused and became the concentration of NASA's near- term future. Challenger, as NASA’s second orbiter which was put into service after Columbia in Space Shuttle

  • The Power Of The Challenger Disaster Speech

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    national tragedy. Specifically, the president must provide comfort to a demoralized nation, commemorate the fallen Americans, and inspire hope.  No president fulfilled these tasks better than President Ronald Reagan during his “Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Address” to the nation.  President Reagan comforted the nation, memorialized the seven casualties, and culminated hope for the future of space exploration all in a four-and-a-half-minute national address.  President Reagan’s address not only

  • Challenger Disaster Speech Speeches

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    Challenger Tragedy Who would have thought when seven souls set out on a journey to space such a tragedy would have happened 73 seconds after the takeoff? On January 28th, 1986, the American shuttle Orbiter Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff, killing astronauts: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and school teacher Sharon McAuliffe, who was supposed to teach lessons to schoolchildren all across the country. The launch was viewed by

  • The Challenger Disaster - Responsibility of Morton Thiokol Inc.

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    The Challenger disaster was not only a disaster in terms of the destruction of the spacecraft and the death of its crew but also in terms of the decision-making process that led to the launch and in terms of the subsequent investigation into the "causes" of the disaster. The decision to recommend for launch was made by lower-level management officials over the objections of technical experts who opposed the launch under the environmental conditions that existed on the launch pad at the

  • Analysis of Ronald Reagan's Sppech, The Challenger Disaster

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    President Ronald Reagan delivers his speech The Challenger Disaster; hours after the space shuttle The Challenger explodes while in take off. Thousands witnessed this horrifying event live in person and on television. This mission was very unique allowing the first civilian to ever be allowed in space during a mission. She was aboard The Challenger as an observer in the NASA Teacher in Space Program. Ironically, nineteen years before this disaster, three astronauts were tragically lost in an accident